FlipSnack Review – 7 Shocking (But True) Things About Flipsnack

flipsnack review

After publishing my FlipSnack review, a lot of people asked me about a free FlipSnack alternative, with better features. If you’re looking for a great cost-free alternative to turn your pdf to magazine, I’d recommend Yumpu.com.

This FlipSnack review will provide you all the details you will need to know about FlipSnack.

It is an ideal free tool for digital publishing, provided by SnackTools.

“It’s a service that enables you to turn your PDF jpg files into elegant flip books.”

One of the sites like Issuu where you can create online magazines, interactive catalogs, brochures, newsletters, presentations and host as well, to attract your customers with interactive experiences and making it easier for you to sell instantly from your own digital publication.

FlipSnack publishing also provides rich support for media, music, videos, forms etc. 

FlipSnack Review

flipsnackIf you are wondering how FlipSnack works rather than how does Issu work, then get ready to be surprised.

 Because this FlipSnack write-up will explain that it has a very simple and easy to use step by step wizard-like interface, to upload a PDF document or an image, brand it, customise it, publish it and share it on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and co.,  that’s it.

Other than this upload option, FlipSnack also provides a very rich online editor to create customised flip books as per your needs.

1. Upload Content: You can add one or more PDF files or images (JPG files) directly from the web or from your computer
2. Brand it: Create a title, add a description and select the categories for your content.
3. Customize the flip book: For customization you can choose the cover type (Classic flip, Hardcover flip, Coil flip or Interactive flip), the colour scheme, highlight the links and set the size of the book.
4. Publish it: Just press a button and your PDF(s) will become a stylish, interactive flip book.

5. Share: Once published, you can make your content public by sharing it through various channels.

You can host it on their website, embed it on your own site/blog (using a WordPress plugin  for example), or share it on social networks (including Facebook, Twitter, etc.) for free with a watermark.

And with the paid membership, flip books can also be downloaded both as SWF files for HTML web page and Flash components for full-Flash websites.

In addition they can be embedded without a watermark and you can enjoy many more options and features on this site.

Features – For Publishers

features and benefitsAfter having provided a FlipSnack review, let’s now list down few features / surprising benefits using this tool for publishers:

  • Make a new account, sign in and create your publications
  • Secure and reliable hosting
  • All-time, detailed statistics
  • PDF, PNG, JPG and JPEG – supported file formats
  • Live chat, email and phone support – 24/7 (live chat)
  • Embed widget, use the publication on your own site
  • Online shopping (PayPal widgets in magazines)
  • Social sites integration (like Facebook and Twitter)
  • SEO and Rich media editor
  • Password protection for publications
  • Customization – make your digital magazine / book unique

    • Change the background, colors, language, widget type, template and more
    • Customize cover pages
    • Control social and share features
    • Show thumbnail navigation
    • Enable flip sounds
    • Add links and buttons
    • Add texts, outlines and captions to the PDF

Features – For Readers

This FlipSnack write-up shows that the website also provides more than 6 surprising benefits / features for readers:

  • Tooltips in 27 languages
  • Classic or shelf widget
  • Multiple flip books in one widget
  • Custom sizes and full screen option for a great, free reading experience
  • Search option in flip books
  • Read as you want: single or two page layout option
  • Supports internal and external links in PDFs
  • Supports right to left orientation
  • Intuitive navigation
  • Compatible with wireless presenters

FlipSnack EDU

FlipSnack also has provided the passionate educators with a new web tool for education to use among students in school of all ages.

online-flipbookA new reliable way to present the content, whether it’s the work of students done in the classroom, to share with parents or to prepare the material for the lessons or the collaboration between students for their various assignments and projects.

The purpose of education is to prepare students for the future challenges.

Especially in this technology-driven society, it is imperative for kids to understand the new technologies and use them in a positive and beneficial way.

Moreover, using the colorful and graphical content of lectures, quizzes and exams in an interactive experience; particularly enriched with audios and videos; improves the motor skills and helps in enhancing memory and quickly recall abilities of the students.

Using an educational tool like FlipSnack EDU is a superb new way to add some flair and motivation for the students in contrast to any traditional assignment, a short story, an essay, or even a simple paragraph for homework, for which they have to write something. This is something that makes it compared to other FlipSnack alternatives unique.

“FlipSnack EDU is a fully secure new online environment for instructors and students to share page flipping flipbooks with complete privacy.”

Only the teacher has the admin rights to control the sharing settings.

Flipsnack Pricing

The software platform has membership plans from Basic free version to an Elite version.

FreeStarterCorporateElite
$0/month$32/month$39/monthupon request

FlipSnack Alternatives

FlipSnack is an astonishing web tool for digital publishing but there are also numerous other online platforms which can be seen as FlipSnack alternatives or Joomag competitors.

yumpu-logoYou can also have a look at them and choose as per your needs. A couple of them are Yumpu, Issuu, Publitas, Lucidpress and Joomag. You can find a Joomag write-up here.

Hopefully you enjoyed reading this FlipSnack review, keep coming back and continue reading more articles like this.

29 Comments

  1. I agree! It’s a great overview to see what you get as a publisher and as a client.

  2. Nice Flipsnack review - simple is always good! I’ll give it a try!

  3. Great – you can actually customize your flipbook/magazine!

  4. Can I also customize my design with another publishing tool? Or is flipsnack the only one who provides that kind of feature?

  5. I like the listing of features for the readers! Can you do it for other publishing tools like joomag, yumpu etc. as well?

  6. Hello anna. I super satisfied with yumpu. I worked with issuu first but thought of changing to another provider – just out of curiosity. What I really liked – still like – about yumpu is that you can embed audio or video into your magazines and whenever I had problems I just wrote to the customer support service of yumpu – super helpful and they always replied within 2 days.

    • fineartdoc
      fineartdoc

      December 29, 2016 at

      Thank you for the feedback Carrrlaaa! It’s always nice to get some responses of users to the publishing tools.

  7. Is Yumpu really the best alternative? Is there anyone – besides the author of this article – who made his/her experience with yumpu?

  8. I have never heard about flipnsack edu! That sounds really exciting. Did anyone tested it yet?

  9. Flipsnack offers good, detailed statistics that have helped me realize how to better promote my flipbooks and also what other flipbooks I should be creating (since my readers would want to read those).

    • fineartdoc
      fineartdoc

      January 2, 2018 at

      Their statistics are indeed very helpful and you should use them to see where people are coming from. The more you delve in the statistics, the more you can improve things.

  10. Good Flipsnack review. I especially like the live chat option. I like to get a quick reply when I have questions and their people are well prepared and friendly. I am very happy with them.

    • fineartdoc
      fineartdoc

      January 2, 2018 at

      Yes, Flipsnack’s support staff is very well prepared and will usually have an answer for you within 10 minutes if not less.

  11. I’m crazy about their flip sounds! It’s one of the best things I’ve used from a flipbook creator. They have many other cool things that you can add but this is my favorite.

  12. Flipsnack offers a lot of customization and is a pretty good flipbook maker. I haven’t tested all of them yet (still need to take a look at Issuu and Yumpu) but this one is pretty good.

  13. There are a lot of features not just for publishers but also for readers and since I want my readers to get the best experience possible, I love Flipsnack.

    • fineartdoc
      fineartdoc

      January 20, 2018 at

      Flipsnack is pretty interesting in that regard. Not all of the tools we’ve used have such a wide array of “goodies” for the reader.

  14. Although Issuu is much more known, I still think there are plenty of other software that can get close to what it offers and Flipsnack & Yumpu are one of them.

    • fineartdoc
      fineartdoc

      January 25, 2018 at

      Issuu advertises more and is generally more widely known but I agree that there are options that might be better suited to some people.

  15. Flipsnack EDU is a great step forward to making lessons fun again and making children want to learn. More companies should implement such a thing and put much more emphasis on kids’ learning.

    • fineartdoc
      fineartdoc

      January 27, 2018 at

      Wouldn’t that be great? If more companies would invest just a tiny percent in time and money into programs geared towards children, our future generations would be greatly changed for the better.

  16. “Tooltips in 27 languages” – this is something very cool that you don’t see often. And there’s also the option of multiple flip books in one widget that I like. Flipsnack looks quite interesting.

    • fineartdoc
      fineartdoc

      February 3, 2018 at

      Yes, the number of languages is impressive and they do have a lot of interesting features. Take your time with it and you’ll find it can do a LOT.

  17. I like their two page layout, their support of right to left orientation (which not many similar software do) and their compatibility with wireless presenters.

  18. Live chat is what sold it for me. I can’t stand having to wait 1-2 days for a reply I need now. Plus sometimes the reply they give in an email might not be the right one or require another email from me.

    • fineartdoc
      fineartdoc

      February 10, 2018 at

      @Brody – Those are some of their best features but there’s also many others you should test if you haven’t already.

      @Angela – Live chat is always nice and I think every company should have one. I also like to get a reply quickly.

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